Len Isleifson, MLA for Brandon East is welcoming the PC government’s announcement of increased grant support to community organizations and their community development projects as part of re-starting the provincial economy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Once again, business leaders in Brandon have stepped up to the plate during a time of need and uncertainty,” said Isleifson. “While the current global pandemic has been the immediate concern of everyone, the actions of local governments, non-profit organizations and others show that we continue to move forward on building a better tomorrow.”
Through the Building Sustainable Communities program, the Manitoba government is providing $10 million in grants to support 344 projects for community development projects province-wide. This includes a total of $257,235 for the following projects in the Brandon constituency:
- City of Brandon – $60,375
- YMCA – $20,980
- YWCA – $3,750
- Brandon & Area Youth for Christ – $46,353
- Royal Canadian Legion #3 – $74,758
- Brandon Neighborhood Renewal Corporation – $51,019
The Manitoba government is increasing this year’s investment in the Building Sustainable Communities program by 25 per cent. The program was developed to help provide a high quality of life for Manitobans by responding to neighbourhood, municipal and regional priorities.